Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long period comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy on August 17th, 2014.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2014_Q2_(Lovejoy)

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  The evening of January 16th, 2015.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Explore Scientific 80mm, F/6, triplet.

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  19

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  60sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  19min.

SUBTRACTIONS:  16 dark-frames, 40 flat-frames and 20 bias-frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

POST PROCESSING:  Photoshop CS3.

 

This image was taken on 01/10/15.

 

This image was compiled using the comet as the fixed point.

 

This image compiled using the background stars as reference points, shows the
motion of the comet over the period of about an hour.

 

 

 

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